I am currently offering the following preparation services for scientific manuscripts or grant proposals that you wish to submit for scientific peer review:
Mini-Prep - Proofreading – 2 cents per word
The proofreading service is a reading through for English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and tense and plurality agreement.
Midi-Prep – Copy Editing – 4 cents per word
The copy editing service includes the basic proofreading and
Paragraph strength and transitions
Clarity and conciseness at the sentence level
Figure legend and text reference to figure congruency
References and citation congruency
Identification of either weak writing or argument
Maxi-Prep – Editing – 6 cents per word
The editing service includes the basic proofreading, copy editing and
Title brainstorming or major reworking
Discussion and Results congruency
Manuscript flow, clarity and conciseness
Light journal formatting (verification)
Reading up to 3 references, from your lab or your field, as provided by you to help with wording the Introduction and Discussion
Organizational and logical red flags
Scientific Red Flags
Transformation – Formatting – 6 cents per word
Revision of a manuscript’s format for submission to an alternate journal
Send your manuscript in Microsoft Word as an attachment to my email:
Editor (at) anitaksnyder (dot) com
Prices are based on the number of words in the document, as tallied by “Word Count” when I receive the manuscript. This is a upfront, quantitative way to determine cost. I do not charge a “handling” or “processing” fee.
I will make heavy use of Microsoft Word’s Track Changes and Comment features. A document on using these is available upon request.
Please send me the name of the journal and the instructions for authors from the journal to which you plan to submit. A sample article may be helpful, as I may not have access to the journal's PDFs.
If you are unsure as to which service to select, I would recommend one above what you think you may need. As I read through, I will determine if I can charge at the lower rate.
Your manuscript, grant or other scientific communication will be handled with the utmost confidentiality. Your document will be seen by one person, me, Anita K. Snyder. I do not subcontract out manuscripts to be edited by unknown entities, and I stand behind my work. I will sign a confidentiality agreement if desired, as provided by you. Your files will be deleted from my computer one month after I have returned them to the author, unless otherwise instructed.
Recommendations are my source of business! If you would like to refer my services to a friend or colleague, please direct them to www.anitaksnyder.com
All prices are in US dollars. I prefer payment through PayPal.
I look forward to working with you to get your data published!
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